Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

Little did we know that we were in the midst of the 3rd Industrial Revolution and the dawn of the computer age was upon us. Whether you like it or not, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution and have been so for many years. “ Don’t prepare kids for something.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Virtual Classrooms and Labs. The concept of virtual classrooms has been around for a while now, with many schools benefitting from in-house programs dedicated to the organization of courses. Classroom management internet

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6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry


The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. Some current trends that shape up the e-learning industry at the moment are rather new, others are currently under the spotlight, while others are proven tactics that will continue to lead to great results.

Survey: Education Among Top Industries for AR/VR Investments

EdTech Magazine

Survey: Education Among Top Industries for AR/VR Investments. When asked which industries these immersive technologies are most applicable to, 41 percent said education. Survey participants also predicted big investments in XR classroom technology in 2020.

5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert

eSchool News

Educators have learned that linking classrooms to the real world helps engage students and teaches them the “why” behind what they learn. But teachers sometimes struggle with the best way to integrate real-world applications into classroom lessons.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry


Mixed Reality tools like Microsoft's HoloLens, Google Expedition and Windows 10's mixed reality viewer blur the lines between real and virtual worlds and provide experiential learning to students sitting in the classroom.

What Colleges Are Doing to Fight the 'Contract Cheating' Industry


This problem has the potential to question our entire industry, or at least put it into question,” says Adel Lelo, a senior principal product manager at Western Governors University. This is the second of a three-part series on the “cheating economy.”

Spectrum Industries Expands Color Options


Spectrum Industries Inc. New Tools for Schools ] “With color being an important part of the educational environment, we wanted to add more colors to the Expressions Line to help brighten up the classroom,” said Dave Falkner, Spectrum’s Product Manager.

Spectrum Industries Inc. Introduces AV-Ready Lectern


The SLIM Lectern is Spectrum’s thinnest lectern that aims to convert any classroom into a lecture hall

Educators Gain Valuable Tech Experience Through Industry Certifications

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Investment Management Professional Development TrainingBy Tommy Peterson Google, Microsoft, Adobe and others offer programs to help get teachers up to speed, and districts often pay for them.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Opinionated Guide to Changing Edtech Industry Conferences


No, these are not scattered arrangements of alphabet blocks from an especially precocious early learning classroom. They’re abbreviations for major conferences for companies in the education industry. What sets them apart from purely teacher-focused conferences is that industry players aren’t viewed mainly as vendors who pony up for a sponsorship or exhibit booth. The last time I took a detailed look at the industry conference landscape for EdSurge was in 2014.

4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez From communication to STEM experience, these experts offer tips on future readiness.

MeTEOR Education Names Industry Veteran Cindy Eggebrecht as Senior Vice President of Marketing


Eggebrecht is a K-12 Industry veteran, leading sales and marketing initiatives for more than 20 years. – MeTEOR Education has announced the appointment of Cindy Eggebrecht to Senior Vice President of Marketing.

VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections.

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)


Google Classroom has instead emerged as the de facto standard platform, fueled by the runaway adoption of Chromebooks. So what is the state of the industry? Now there’s a large and growing edtech investment industry. But we’re not “decluttering” our classrooms or in our schools.

Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?


In turn, teachers open their classrooms for observations of and interviews on these new features. Instead, we were placed in math, science and history classrooms. Where these financial changes leave the SCEC is uncertain, but whether that particular program continues or not, the groundwork is laid for other districts to follow to help educators successfully and quickly integrate new technology into classrooms. Fail fast. Think big.

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.


Schools across the globe are experiencing an influx of digital technologies—from systems that allow teachers to monitor computer use in the classroom to adaptive learning applications, machine learning-based programs that modify instruction based on students’ behaviour and proficiency. My three children—aged six, eight, and nine—enrolled in a US public school last year (having moved from Europe).

Profession-Based Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Personal productivity is an important skill for professionals in all industries. We in education are no different as we face an increasing set of expectations both in and out of the classroom. The post Profession-Based Learning in the Classroom appeared first on Digital Promise.

Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry


As many of us know, modern public schools have roots in the Industrial Age; they were designed to prepare students for the 19th century workforce. Modern industry, however, has broken away from this tradition. Now “industry” workers, rather than serving on a production line, are required to have an entirely different skill set: problem solving, adapting, integrating multiple academic disciplines simultaneously.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

The truth is that what people tend to refer to as a “bootcamp industry” really involves a massive amount of variability, both in terms of the visions and strategies of different providers. Horn: Given the explosion in coding bootcamps, it seems as though the industry was ripe for consolidation. Do you expect to see consolidation in the industry? Horn: Is the pace of growth in the industry slowing?

GitHub?s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools


Our mission is to help developers learn to code with the real-world tools of industry.” The following year, it created GitHub Classroom, which allows teachers to distribute and review assignments. According to the company’s tally, more than 18,000 teachers are using GitHub in the classrooms, with GitHub Classroom used in over 10,000 courses. This announcement could “help GitHub and Microsoft own an industry-standard tool for the next generation of developers,” he adds.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. If you’re looking for a non-Google Classroom alternative, here are four: Microsoft Teams.

Big Ed-Tech Industry Network Names New Leader

Marketplace K-12

Leadership at the Education Technology Industry Network is changing this week, as Karen Billings retires and Chris Lohse takes the reins as senior vice president and managing director of the 200-member organization. Billings has been at the helm of the ed-tech division of the Software & Information and Industry Association or SIIA, for 14 years, overseeing its growth as a proliferation of new companies representing a range of new types of products emerged in the industry.

How to use design thinking in the classroom


With the rebellion against standardized tests and “one-size-fits-all” schools, design thinking has become, for some, the antidote to the industrialization of education. The classroom culture must support this all day every day – not just when they are designing.

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What You Can Do to Bring Emotional Intelligence Lessons into the Classroom


13] If you can teach your students how to recognize and regulate their emotions, they’ll be better prepared to focus and reach their potential both inside and outside the classroom. How to Increase Your Classroom’s Emotional Quotient. Emotional Intelligence in Classroom.

Can growth mindset theory reshape the classroom?

eSchool News

However, like so much of education theory, the challenge for researchers isn’t just to identify ideas that work — but to put them into action effectively in every classroom in the world. said technology makes a significant impact in their classrooms.

The Work You Do Has Power

Tom Murray

Advances in technology are disrupting almost every industry, and in almost every country. Take a moment to consider the digital disruption that has already occurred in the following industries (Goodwin, 2015). Blog 4th Industrial Revolution Automation Work of Work World Economic Forum

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1


” However, that is not the full story: dyslexics think differently — perhaps it’s time our classrooms think a bit more like them, rather than forcing them to think more like us. The post Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1 appeared first on NEO BLOG.

7 EdTech Startups Changing the Education Industry

FETC Converge

EdTech startups featured at TechCrunch Disrupt this year are seeking to change K-12 education, through engineering and programming workshops that teach kids in-demand skills to an app that lets you travel back in time to learn history and a startup that’s using technology to improve classroom communications and collaboration between parents and teachers. Uncategorized artificial intelligence classroom technology computer science education technology online tech courses

Nepris raises $1M in to build more connections between industry and education

eSchool News

Nepris brings together educators and industry professionals in an easy-to-use online community to collaborate and connect through live online interactive sessions where students get to see what they’re learning in the classroom applied to the working world. While Nepris connections do bring classroom lessons to life and add relevance, the greater impact is often inspiration students find in the professionals and experts whom they meet.

Are Classrooms Becoming Too Dependent On Technology?

EdNews Daily

Many educators have asked the question, “Are today’s classrooms too dependent on technology?” Some of these inquiries include where the money comes from for classroom technology, to using different equipment–and if we even need more technology in schools.

Classroom Experts on Tap–from Nepris

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re looking for professional experts to appear in your classroom, here’s what’s coming up: -->. Browse the Nepris video library for archived industry chats and make any of your lessons come alive!

How STEM learning invigorates classrooms

eSchool News

eSchool News (eSN) recently spoke with Vince Bertram, the chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which has been bringing real-world and hands-on STEM learning into the classroom for 22 years, about the importance of STEM education.

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SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years. The education industry has often evolved slowly when it comes to major change and innovation. Technology in the SCALE-UP Classroom.

Bring an expert to your classroom for Black History Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of my go-to sources for classroom speakers is Nepris. Nepris brings this virtual chat and thousands of others to classrooms. Teachers can view archived sessions for free and participate in a limited number of free “industry offered” chats on topics from STEM to the Arts.